Recovery partition and my laptop (vista ultimate oem)

By jreddick
Feb 9, 2008
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  1. All right, so I sent my laptop in to HP and had it repaired. (Wonderful turn around time too! I put it in the box and shipped it Friday and got it back Thursday!)

    Anyway, I got it back with all of my data still available and everything, but it froze like every 10 seconds to 20 minutes. It ran most stable in safe mode, but still froze sometimes. I backed up some data while in safe mode, but it froze when I tried to make the recovery discs... Then I tried to do a system recovery from the recovery partition and it froze when it was like 15% done... So now I can't boot up because my crap got deleted and it's all messed up.

    Info: It's Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit OEM.

    Question 1) Is there any way to use the recovery from boot up instead of having to be logged into windows?

    If not....

    Question 2) Can I use my Windows XP Pro install disc without harming my recovery partition? I do want to keep the partition so I can make discs.

    Or.......

    Should I just send it back in and have them fix it?
  2. jreddick

    jreddick Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok, I got it. I can access the recovery by pressing F11 at startup. I'll try to recover it again. :)
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